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Historic development of information theory

  • Christoph Arndt
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Abstract

In a short overview — which cannot include all events in information theory — we want to introduce the measures of information familiar to scientists of information theory, communication theory and mathematics. In this overview our main attention is not focused on a philosophic, semantic view of information, but is focused on the information that we are able to describe with mathematical methods and thus to apply in our theories.

Keywords

Utility Function Information Theory Historic Development Relative Frequency Information Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Arndt
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  1. 1.Zentrum für Sensorsysteme Projektbereich IIUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany

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